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Five Things to Know About Traffic Violations in Texas

June 10th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Traffic Offenses

If you are stopped and cited for a traffic offense in Texas, you may be facing more serious penalties than you think. Indeed, even traffic violations can result in substantial monetary fines and other penalties that can affect your life and general well-being, especially if you have a history of traffic offenses in the state. […]

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5 Things to Know About Drug Trafficking Charges in Texas

June 8th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Drug Crime

There are many different types of drug crimes in Texas, and the type of charges a person can face will depend upon a variety of factors, including the type of controlled substance at issue, the amount of the drug in question, and whether the alleged offense involves factors that could result in a federal instead […]

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Fourth Amendment Violations and Criminal Defense: What You Should Know

June 4th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Constitution, Criminal Defense

If you are arrested for a criminal offense in Texas and charged with that crime, you should begin working with an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to fight the charges and to avoid a conviction. While there may be multiple defense strategies available to you based on the specific facts of […]

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Can I Have a Misdemeanor Expunged from My Record?

May 24th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Expungement, Misdemeanor Crimes

Many people in Texas face misdemeanor charges and are convicted of the offense. While a misdemeanor offense on your criminal record certainly may not be as serious as a felony offense and likely came with a much lesser sentence, simply having a criminal record with a misdemeanor offense can be problematic. Indeed, from applying for […]

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Do I Need a Lawyer to Fight Domestic Violence Charges?

May 18th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Domestic Violence, Felony Crimes, Misdemeanor Crimes

Whether you are going through a breakup or a divorce and domestic violence allegations have arisen out of your split with your ex, or if you are facing domestic violence charges under different circumstances, it is critical to begin working with a Texas domestic violence defense attorney as soon as you can. While you might […]

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5 Things to Know About Reckless Driving Charges in Texas

May 14th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Reckless Driving, Traffic Offenses

Traffic violations can vary greatly in terms of type and severity, with some traffic violations involving a maximum penalty of a monetary fine and points on your driver’s license while other traffic violations can actually result in criminal charges that can lead to jail time upon conviction. While reckless driving might only be a citable […]

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Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney?

May 5th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Felony, Misdemeanor Crimes

When you are facing criminal charges in Texas, you might be wondering: do I need to hire a criminal defense attorney? While there are some scenarios in which a defendant might successfully craft his or her own defense, it is always a good idea to seek legal representation from an experienced Texas criminal defense lawyer. […]

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Who Prosecutes White Collar Crimes in Texas?

April 22nd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in White Collar Crime

White collar crime accusations can be handled in either state or federal court, depending on the exact nature of the crime and the specific circumstances in which it was committed. If, for instance, the offense involved multiple states then it will most likely be investigated by a federal agency and then eventually prosecuted in federal […]

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Chain of Custody Violations in Your DWI Case

April 14th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in DWI

In Texas, when physical evidence is collected at the scene of an alleged crime, that evidence must be marked, stored, transported, and collected in a certain way. Law enforcement officers, for instance, must be able to demonstrate that any evidence they collected wasn’t corrupted, mixed-up, or lost and was accounted for during collection, transportation, and […]

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Point System for Texas Traffic Violations

April 10th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

Texas, like most states, uses a point system to denote when a driver has committed a traffic violation. These points are connected to each driver’s record, where they will remain for the next three years. The accumulation of points has a number of consequences for drivers, including increased insurance rates, so if you were recently […]

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